WHEN Hurricane Isabel took aim at the eastern seaboard of the United States, university researchers set their sights on her, in the hope of learning more of the destructive secrets of these massive storms.
AT LEAST 16 people died and more than five million were left without electricity as Hurricane Isabel ripped through the eastern states of the US yesterday.
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AS HURRICANE Isabel howled ashore, with 105mph winds, 40ft-high waves and torrential rain, most of those ordered to leave North Carolina’s vulnerable coast had already fled. Wally Courie stayed put.
AT least six people are thought to have died and millions have been left without electricity on America’s east coast as Hurricane Isabel slammed ashore.
TRAFFIC streamed inland from North Carolina’s vulnerable coastal islands yesterday as residents and tourists fled from the path of Hurricane Isabel.
GOVERNMENT offices in Washington DC were ordered to close today as Hurricane Isabel headed towards the United States.
OIL prices fell to fresh lows as traders bet that Hurricane Isabel, which could hit the US east coast later this week, would do little to disrupt a build up in fuel supplies ahead of winter.
UP to 90,000 people were fleeing the United States’ North Carolina coast today as Hurricane Isabel, the most powerful storm in four years, menaced the eastern coast.
MORE than 75,000 people were urged to evacuate the coast of North Carolina yesterday as Hurricane Isabel approached the US eastern seaboard.
OIL prices eased to four-month lows yesterday on growing confidence over sustained winter supply to the US, the world’s biggest importer, coupled with the reduced threat from Hurricane Isabel.
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